Roasted Cauliflower With Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
323 Calories
22g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 323
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Protein 9g
Calcium 167mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Plain roasted cauliflower is something you may never get tired of, but every once in a while you may want to go for a little extra something. Maybe because you’re having company, or just maybe because there’s some extra sauce in the fridge, and plain roasted cauliflower can turn into something special.

This sauce is equally good made with broccoli. Serve the sauce on the side, and let people put some on their plates for dipping, or drizzle it over the whole platter if you know your family will like it.


  • 1 big head cauliflower (about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For The Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, washed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Kosher or coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves or ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F with the rack placed in the lower third.

  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets, and place in a large rimmed baking sheet.  Toss the cauliflower with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil (your hands are really the best tools for this) and about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper, if desired.  Roast until slightly browned and tender, turning gently with a spatula once if you remember, about 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Make the chimichurri sauce while the cauliflower is roasting. In a mini food processor puree the olive oil, parsley, garlic, onions, vinegar, salt and pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

  4. Serve the chimichurri on the side and let whomever is interested drizzle some on their cauliflower.